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Dumpster Diver Returns Found $4K

Dumpster Diver Returns Found $4K Digging through a Dumpster to make some extra cash by recycling old cans, a Tennessee man struck big when he found $3,800 lying in a Speedy Mart Dumpster. Joe Ellis of Murfreesboro can be found almost every day rummaging through the convenience store’s Dumpster, Maulik...
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Watch: After 86 Years, National Spelling Bee Contest Changes Rules

Watch: After 86 Years, National Spelling Bee Contest Changes Rules George Stephanopoulos reveals the top stories people are buzzing about this week....

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Obama's Cuts 'Crossed a Line:' Critics

Obama's Cuts 'Crossed a Line:' Critics WASHINGTON — A crowd of about 100 progressive and liberal activists rallied outside the White House this afternoon to express outrage over the recently released Obama administration budget plan that would cut Medicare and Social Security benefits. The rally, organized by left-wing organizations including MoveOn.org......

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Hancock Leads Louisville to Title With Ailing Dad by Side

Hancock Leads Louisville to Title With Ailing Dad by Side ABC News’ John Schriffen reports: Louisville’s win against Michigan in Monday night’s NCAA championship game was a big one for Luke Hancock, especially because his ailing father, Bill Hancock, was able to attend. “Having my dad in the stands, it was unbelievable,” Hancock said. “It......

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Was McConnell's Staff Dirt-Digging on Ashley Judd?

Was McConnell's Staff Dirt-Digging on Ashley Judd? Along with the mystery surrounding who secretly recorded Mitch McConnell and his staff discussing campaign strategy at his campaign headquarters is another issue the tapes raise: the possibility that the Kentucky senators’s legislative staff was helping dig up dirt on Ashley Judd and other potential...
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100 Exposed to 'Infectious Material'

100 Exposed to 'Infectious Material' An Arkansas dentist may have contaminated 100 of his patients with “infectious material,” prompting the state health department to contact them and recommend blood tests. Patients of Dr. William Jarrod Stewart who received intravenous medication between Nov. 20, 2011, and Feb. 20, 2012, are at...
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Sequester Cuts Blue Angels Shows

Sequester Cuts Blue Angels Shows The troupe that contains some of the Navy’s finest fliers will be spending less time in the air and more time grounded for the next six to seven months, thanks to Washington’s budget fight. The flight demonstration team canceled all shows for the rest of......

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Autopsy Shows Navy Divers Drowned

Autopsy Shows Navy Divers Drowned Autopsy finds that 2 Navy divers who died at Md. test pond in Feb. accidentally drowned
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Cuba to Return Family in Kidnap Saga

Cuba to Return Family in Kidnap Saga Cuban officials said today they will turn over the American parents who are accused of fleeing to the island country from Florida with their kidnapped sons last week.
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Massacre Carried Out by 'Best Neighbor'

Massacre Carried Out by 'Best Neighbor' Stubline is a collection of 10 mud and brick homes nestled among fruit trees on a hill at the end of an unpaved Serbian road. It is also the site of a shocking massacre by a man who survivors of the hamlet insist was "the best neighbor."
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Samaritan Helps Boy Get Home Safely

Samaritan Helps Boy Get Home Safely If Viviene Forbes-Thomas' Internet repair technician had showed up on time, she might not have been there to help a 6-year-old boy from Spring, Texas, get home safely.
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Watch: Brad Paisley, LL Cool J Duet Tackles Racism

Watch: Brad Paisley, LL Cool J Duet Tackles Racism New track called "Accidental Racist" takes on race relations in America.
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Halle Berry Cradles Baby Bump

Halle Berry Cradles Baby Bump (Photo credit: Lalo Yasky/WireImage/Getty Images) Less than a week after Halle Berry, 46, confirmed that she and fiancé Olivier Martinez were expecting their first child, the actress flaunted her baby bump on the red carpet. While attending the premiere of her new movie, “The Call,”......

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Senate Set for Gun Control Vote

Senate Set for Gun Control Vote Thursday is showdown day in the Senate over gun control legislation, with the Democratic leadership promising to move forward in a bid to overcome GOP objections. “We are going to vote Thursday,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said today. “It will be real slap in the face......

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Court: State Farm Committed Fraud in Katrina Case

Court: State Farm Committed Fraud in Katrina Case Two Hurricane Katrina whistleblowers have shown that a State Farm insurance company committed fraud against the federal government in the mishandling of a homeowner's claim after the devastating storm, according to a federal jury in Mississippi....

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'Swatting' Bill Would Make Perps Pay

'Swatting' Bill Would Make Perps Pay LOS ANGELES — California lawmakers are moving to make perpetrators of “swatting” pay more for their crime, advancing a bill that would make those found guilty pay back police for the cost of responding to the fake 911 call. The bill, put forward by state...
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Tom Cruise 'Did Not Expect' Divorce

Tom Cruise 'Did Not Expect' Divorce For the first time since Katie Holmes filed for divorce last summer, Tom Cruise is opening up about the split, admitting, “I did not expect that.” “Life is a tragicomedy,” he told the German TV network ProSieben. “You need to have a sense of humor.”...
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Jury Gets Rockefeller Impostor Murder Case

Jury Gets Rockefeller Impostor Murder Case A jury will now decide the fate of a German conman, who became infamous for posing as a Rockefeller, as he stands trial for the decades-old cold case murder of a California man....

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5 Vacations to Blow Your Tax Refund

5 Vacations to Blow Your Tax Refund If warmer weather and deeper pockets have you hoping for a vacation, read on. According to the IRS, data for the week ending March 29 shows the average 2013 tax refund so far is $2,790 – plenty of money to blow on a fabulous vacation....

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Dog Reunited With Family After 900-Mile Journey

Dog Reunited With Family After 900-Mile Journey An Italian greyhound who went missing eight months ago found his way back home this week. Dauz, short for the family name “Dausman,” lived with his original owners in Collinsville, Ill., when he was stolen from their front yard last July. Almost a year later,......

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